08/17/2011

First responders excluded from 9/11 ceremony

Responder who worked at Ground Zero: 'Totally heartbroken'

By Jeff Stein
St. Joseph News-Press

NEW YORK — When debris rained from the sky in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, the first responders to the terrorist attack did not turn away. They rushed to the World Trade Center buildings while the world around them crumbled.

Yet now, after all the wreckage has been cleared and the rebuilding has begun, their path is again blocked — not by flying chunks of smoldering rubble, but by space constraints.

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